Today many computers, specifically in the US, have been attacked by a serious and malicious virus program that is classified as ransomware. It looks supposedly as a warning coming from the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), even though this good organization has nothing to do with it. This is the product of hackers who want to become richer by deceiving users a lot. Users are being accused by the program of watching many sorts of illegal things over the Internet, downloading illegal copies of music, software, video files, etc. This is not the case with you, is it? Anyway, this is not the warning from FBI. Not at all. Hackers simply want to scare considerably into wasting your funds, so they tell you to pay $200 as a fine for committing things you’ve never actually committed. Here is what the alert actually says:
All activity on this computer has been recorded. If you use a webcam, videos and pictures were saved for identification.
You can be clearly identified by resolving your IP address and the associated hostname.
Illegally downloaded material (MP3’s, Movies or Software) has been located on your computer.
By downloading, those were reproduced, thereby involving a criminal offense under Section 106 of the Copyright Act.
The downloading or copyrighted material via the Internet or music-sharing networks is illegal and is in accordance with Section 106 of the Copyright Act subject to a fine or imprisonment for a penalty of up to 3 years.
Further more, possession of illegally downloaded material is punishable under section 184 paragraph 3 of the Criminal Code and may also lead to the confiscation of the computer, with which the files were downloaded.
Please note: This fine may only be paid within 48 hours, if you let 48 hours pass without payment, the possibility of unlocking your computer expires.
In this case a criminal case against you will be initiated automatically.
To unlock your computer and to avoid other legal consequences, you are obligated to pay a release fee of $200. Payable through GreenDot Moneypak.
After successful payment, your computer will automatically unlock. Failure to adhere to this request could involve criminal charges and possible imprisonment. To perform the payment, enter the acquired GreenDot Moneypak code in the field.
We hope that you will never make such a serious mistake of obeying the instructions of these crooks who invented such ransomware program. Instead, get yourself prepared to fight against this serious scareware. We recommend that you first take some manual steps, and then download or recommended security software to fight against this pest. Try Loaris Trojan Remover – our recommended anti-malware application that will help you get rid of this ransomware effectively and completely.
Recommended software for complete system cleanup:
Milestones for removal of this particular infection:
- Launch your PC into Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
- In cmd.exe window type regedit.exe and press Enter.
- With the help of Registry Editor remove the Update parameter from the following registry entries:
- In the registry key HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon set up the value of the Shell parameter equal to Explorer.exe
- Download, install, update and run Loaris Trojan Remover. Remove all threats detected and reboot your PC.